Policy

Farmers unburden Brexit fears to government

Expert testimonies detailing the impact of Brexit on agriculture are to be submitted to the government by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

The organisation will submit four summary reports that identify key concerns of the farming industry and highlight policies which it says will need to be reformed.

The society created the Brexit working party of the Farmer-Scientist Network to look at the effect on agriculture as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

Professor Wyn Grant said: “Our findings were that basic payment subsidies are unlikely to survive Brexit, but there needs to be a transitional period to allow the industry to adjust.”

(Source: The Northern Echo)

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